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hard soils

Scientists discover cause that prevents roots from growing in hard soils

Scientists have discovered a signal that causes roots to stop growing in hard soils, opening doors for a potential solution to help plants to grow in the most damaged soils.
arctic rivers, spring flood

Arctic rivers: Windows into organic carbon stabilisation in permafrost soils

Spring flood and rain events are pivotal periods to capture mineral element-organic carbon stabilisation in permafrost soils, highlights Catherine Hirst, Earth and Life Institute, UCLouvain, Belgium in this Arctic rivers focus.
improved forest management

Improved forest management through new technologies and digital transformation

Rasmus Astrup from TECH4EFFECT project and the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), details the rudiments of improved forest management through new technologies and digital transformation.
WeThaw Project - examining the permafrost

WeThaw project – The impact of climate change on the permafrost

The WeThaw project carries out in-depth research to examine Arctic rivers - windows into organic carbon stabilisation in permafrost soils.
U.S. rice farmers

U.S. rice farmers take pride in looking after the land for future generations

Lydia Holmes, Director of Sustainability USA Rice Federation argues that rice farmers in America take pride in looking after the land for future generations.
peat soils

Peat soils: Climate killer or climate saver?

Experts in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Bernd Lennartz, Franziska Tanneberger and Nicole Wrage-Mönnig discuss the complex effects of peat soils on the climate.
Soil and agriculture

Sustainable agroecosystems: Agriculture needs to be the Foundation for a Sustainable Future

Richard Teague, from Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Texas A&M University discusses the importance of soil and agriculture.
sustainable agroecosystems

Sustainable agroecosystems: Cropping using regenerative agricultural principles

Richard Teague, from Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Texas A&M University, provides more insight into sustainable agroecosystems, focussing on cropping using regenerative agricultural principles.
sustainable agroecosystems, grazing

Sustainable agroecosystems: Research to assess the benefits of regenerative grazing principles

Richard Teague, from Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Texas A&M University, discusses sustainable agroecosystems.
green agriculture, legumes

Biological nitrogen fixation in legumes: Green agriculture and increased food security in Africa

Felix Dapare Dakora from Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa, provides a fascinating insight into the world of biological nitrogen fixation in legumes, including the opportunities for green agriculture and increased food security in Africa.
ground and soil water

Magnetic resonance for detecting ground and soil water

Dr. Stephan Costabel, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Resources, and Prof. Dr. Mike Müller-Petke, Leibniz-Institute for Applied Geosciences, discuss the use of magnetic resonance for soil moisture mapping.
organic fertilisation management

LIFE VITISOM: Vineyard organic fertilisation management

Here, Paolo Mulotto discusses LIFE VITISOM, vineyard organic fertilisation management through a variable-rate distribution system.
organic crops

Late blight and organic crops: Solving the arduous copper equation

Didier Andrivon from INRA underlines late blight and organic crops, including solving the arduous copper equation.
iodine species

Mobility of iodine species in the environment and solid waste

Peter H. Santschi, Professor at Texas A&M University at Galveston, TX, shares his expert thoughts on the mobility of iodine species in the environment and solid waste.
School of Integrative Plant Science

Using CU-Structural Soil™ in the Urban Environment

The Case for CU-Structural Soil™: Why do we need it, what is it, and how is it used? Dr Nina Bassuk of the School of Integrative Plant Science explains.
the plant microbiome

Harnessing the plant microbiome for commercial applications

Philippe Rolshausen, Cooperative Extension Specialist based at University of California, Riverside, explains how the plant microbiome can be harnessed for commercial applications.
groundwater

Environmental ‘time bomb’ warning for world’s groundwater reserves

Research reveals over half of the world’s groundwater flows could take over 100 years to respond fully to climate change.
World Soil Day

World Soil Day marks importance of healthy farmed environment

The importance of soil health for both productive farming and a healthy environment has been highlighted today on World Soil Day (5 December)
environmental policy

Environmental policy in the UK: Investing in the soil bank

Graeme Willis, Senior Rural Policy Campaigner at the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) explains why soil has long been a Cinderella issue of environmental policy in the UK
cereals

The research priorities for the cereals and oilseeds sector

Tim Isaac, Head of Arable at the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board shares his thoughts on research into the cereals & oilseeds sector

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